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Published: 28 January 1999

160 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195112092

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A Passion for Wisdom

A Very Brief History of Philosophy

Robert C. Solomon and Kathleen M. Higgins

Here is a lively, accessible, and highly enjoyable tour of the world's great ideas. The authors begin with the most ancient religious beliefs of the east and west and bring us right up to the feminist and multicultural philosophies of the present. Along the way, they highlight major thinkers, from Plato and the Buddha to William James and Simone de Beauvoir, and explore major categories, from metaphysics and ethics to politics and logic. The book is enlivened as well by telling anecdotes and sparkling quotations.

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